Presenting our Inspire Challenge 2017 finalists

The CGIAR Platform Big Data in Agriculture has selected the finalists for five USD100K grants to be awarded during the inaugural convention 19-22 of September.

We are proud to present the 12 finalists to participate in the final round of the CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Inspire Challenge 2017.

Finalists will present their proposals to judges during our CGIAR Big Data in Agriculture Convention 2017 on September 19-22, and five successful proposals will be awarded U$100K to develop their projects.

We received more than 120 proposals across the four Inspire Challenge Categories: Revealing Food SystemsMonitoring Pests and DiseasesDisrupting Impact Assessment, and Empowering Data-Driven Farming from applicants all over the world.

In a plenary session on Thursday the 21st of September, Inspire Challenge finalists will make the final presentation of their idea and have a brief Q&A with the judges. Judges will finalize their rankings and awardees will be announced that day.

For more information about the judging process, please see our FAQs page.


Our 12 Finalists:

Revealing Food Systems

Monitoring Pests & Diseases

Disrupting Impact Assessment

Empowering Data-Driven Farming


Sep 13, 2017

Marianne McDade

Cali, Colombia